In 2008, Brampton’s Works & Transportation Department took pride in celebrating with fellow staff, politicians, and Brampton residents showing everyone that “The Future is Now”.
Commissioner's Relay Challenge
Works & Transportation Commisioner Tom
Mulligan challenged his fellow Commissioners to a relay challenge.
Team members performed numerous activities, such as filling a pothole, while racing around
the course on tricycles.
Over $700 was raised for the United Way of
Peel Region during this event.
Bus Pull Competition
- 18 teams faced off against one another to see which group could pull the bus in the fastest time.
- Over $190 in entry fees were raised for the United Way of Peel Region.
- The trophy was proudly brought back home to the Works & Transportation Department.
Equipment Display at Shoppers World Mall
- To raise public awareness of public works services, Works & Transportation staff set up various types of equipment within the parking lot of Shoppers World Mall, including a snowplow, street sweeper, backhoe and loader.
- The public could sit on the equipment and have their picture taken for a small donation to the United Way of Peel Region.
Ecological Tour of Maitland Park
- Elementary school students were given an ecological tour of Maitland Park, exploring how the City of Brampton, in partnership with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) had naturalized the park.
- Students also participated in building birdhouses to be placed in areas throughout the park.
Careers in Public Works Presentations
- Representatives from Works & Transportation visited area high school to talk to students about careers in public works.
- Our speakers provided an overview of the various skills and qualifications required for a career in public works.
Tours of the Williams Parkway Public Works Yard
- Grade 1 and 2 students were given a tour of Brampton’s public works yard and new transit Sandalwood facility.
- Staff led them through the yard showing them displays of various work activities such as asphalt paving, storm sewers, and backhoes.
- Tour guides educated the students on each how the equipment is used and the operator's duties.